Sunday, April 10, 2016

Quick 30 hour trip to see The Boss

6 or 8 weeks ago, Zeb and I went on a very quick trip!  We drove 14 hours in 2 days for 1concert!  Neither one of us had ever been to St. Louis, so we had to make a stop at The Arch.  Sadly, it was closed so we couldn't ride the tram to the top. 

We grabbed a quick bite to eat at The Fountain on Locust.  We both want to bring the kids back here--it reminded us of Swensons.

When I said this was a quick trip, I should add that it was spur of the moment as well.  Zeb didn't buy our tickets until Friday at lunch!  That didn't matter tho because we had GREAT seats!  We saw The Boss during college in Memphis, and then we saw him in Atlanta 5 or so years ago.  Both times we sat at the very top! Not this time...

Zeb knows EVERY word to EVERY song he has ever written. ( I think I can thank Tim Horn (a youth director) for Zeb loving Bruce Springsteen!) I can't even memorize one didn't matter this time because I could read the teleprompter we were so close!

Tuesday, March 15, 2016


This hamburger loving beauty turned 8 years old last week!  Her birthday fell on the first day of Spring Break so she got to relax and have fun all day!  She wanted hamburgers for dinner and due to the pouring rain and not being able to grill at home we hit up 5 guys!  Since it was her birthday, we let her get one with a double patty and she ate EVERY SINGLE bite!

My May was the Mystery Reader for her class and  brought mini cupcakes so her class could celebrate!

She had her party at Deep South Pops!  It was very fun and very easy!

They painted ceramic birds, made a bracelet out of popsicle sticks, and did a coloring sheet!  Oh, and ate a popsicle!

She asked for a key lime pound cake for her birthday cake.

And of course I have to flash back to a few of my favorites!

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Sticky Notes and Bible Quotes

A few weeks ago, Leigh had her 2nd grade play "Sticky Notes and Bible Quotes".  I love this play--I think it really does help them (and me) think through how Scripture applies to every day circumstances.  Leigh played the part of Jessica--which just so happens to be the same part that Sara Beth played two years ago.  So...she knew her part before she even got in the car!

Her fan club came out in full force.  My mom saw it the day before--but I wasn't there to get a picture!

Here she is...

Monday, February 29, 2016


This beautiful, sweet, kind, loving, and fun girl turned 10 yesterday!  She's been celebrating double digits for weeks!  She's been looking forward to 10 for quite a while.  In our family, 10 means you can get your ears pierced! 

They have a very boy heavy grade and only have 37 girls.  This year we decided to do something special and have a skating party with two of her sweet friends and invite all the girls in her grade!

Lauralee, Sara Beth, Josie

We had told her that we would get her ears pierced on the Monday after her birthday--however, we surprised her by picking her up from school on Thursday!  I think when she saw Zeb in the carpool line she probably had an idea!  

Afterwards, we went to Table 100 for her birthday dinner!

She's had the chance to celebrate with both sides of the family...and we had a mini party for church yesterday morning.

And just because I'm an emotional mess about having a 10 year old--here are a few of my favorites...